UEFA Champions League

October 29, 2002


Newcastle United

2 - 1

Dynamo Kiev

Group E

19:45 +00:00, October 29, 2002

St James' Park, England

Referee: Juan Antonio Fernandez Marin

  • 94'

    If Newcastle win in Holland, they must also hope that Juventus, who have already qualified, get at least a draw in Kiev. It's all up in the air for the Magpies

  • 94'

    It looked all over when Maksim Shatskikh put Kiev in front, but the Magpies showed their character to hit back through Gary Speed and Alan Shearer

  • 94'

    A great win for Newcastle, but they travel to Rotterdam to play Feyenoord next week knowing they must pick up another victory to stand a chance of making the next stage

  • 94'

    And there goes the final whistle

  • 93'

    Kiev at the last chance Saloon, The ball comes in from the right but Rincon can only head over in a good position. A real chance wasted

  • 93'

    Ameobi's trips Dmytrulin late and is lucky to escape without a second yellow

  • 92'

    ...but Reva manages to palm away Dyer's powerful drive

  • 91'

    Ameobi feeds Dyer into the box on the overlap. Dyer moves in on goal and could wrap it up...

  • 91'

    Newcaslte look comfortable, Kiev appear to have run out of ideas

  • 90'

    Three minutes to be added on

  • 89'

    Kievf struggling to get hold of the ball, the Magpies doing excellently in possession

  • 88'

    Robert's throw is flicked on by Shearer, but the ball is hacked clear

  • 87'

    Newcastle playing keep-ball in the right-wing corner, looking to run down the clock and Shearer wins a corner

  • 86'

    Kiev looking dangerous right now, Newcastle clinging on

  • 85'

    Newcastle revert to keeping the ball in the corner from... the corner

  • 84'

    It's Robert again and Reva palms the ball behind again

  • 84'

    Ameobi wins a corner for Newcastle. Robert delivers from the right but it's headed behind again

  • 83'

    Kieron Dyer is introduced at the expense of Nolberto Solano

  • 83'

    Cernat drives in a shot from 20 yards but it's straight into the hands of Harper

  • 82'

    The corner comes in and Harper comes but does get there - Bernard clears

  • 81'

    Cernat fires in the free-kick, but his powerful effort hits the wall and goes behind for a corner

  • 80'

    The ball is cleared by Speed then brings doen Cernat on the edge of the D. Great chance for Kiev

  • 80'

    The corner comes in and Husin gets there at the back stick but can only head over. Amazingly the ref gives a corner

  • 79'

    Rincon finds Bialkevich who crosses from the left, and Hughes heads the ball behind for a corner

  • 78'

    Florin Cernat comes on for Badr El Kaddouri

  • 78'

    Ameobi is booked for after clipping the heels of Gavrancic

  • 77'

    ...but somehow Rincon manages to steer the ball across goal rather than at it. Newcastle breathe a sigh of relief.

  • 76'

    ...it's knocked off the line but Rincon has the simple task of sidefooting home...

  • 75'

    Bialkevich wins a corner off Dabizas. Nesmachnyi cross from the left and Shatskikh heads towards goal...

  • 75'

    Bernard fells Rincon, free-kick

  • 74'

    Bernard does well on the left but just over-runs the ball and that's a goal-kick

  • 73'

    Update: Juventus 2-0 Feyenoord

  • 72'

    A change for Kiev - Jerko Leko goes off for Diogo Rincon to be introduced

  • 71'

    A great fightback by Sir Bobby's men, a win they need and right now it's a win they have

  • 70'

    A perfect penalty from Shearer, sending Reva the wrong way, and the ball nestles in the bottom left-hand corner of the net. Newcastle lead 2-1

  • 69'


  • 69'

    Shearer takes...

  • 68'

    The ball comes into the box and Husin tugs back Shearer as he goes for the ball. Penalty, and no doubt about it. Booking for Husin to boot

  • 67'

    Bernard is penalised for going in for a header too strongly with Peev

  • 66'

    Robert crosses from the left once again but Ameobi can only head way wide

  • 65'

    Robert smashes the free-kick low but hits a defender

  • 64'

    Solano is blocked by Leko. Great chance here for Newcastle in a central position from 25 yards out

  • 63'

    ...Bialkevich's shot hits Dabizas and goes behind. Great save from Harper in that move

  • 62'

    ...but Harper makes a great save with his feet, but the ball falls back to Bialkevich...

  • 61'

    Shatskikh shoes some great skill, turns inside the defender and fires in a powerful shot...

  • 60'

    The atmosphere is St James' Park has been ignited, Newcastle looking hungry now

  • 59'

    Reva really should have dealt with Speed's header but only pushed the ball into the back of the net. Game on!

  • 58'


  • 57'

    Newcastle win yet another corner. Solano delivers from the right and Speed meets it with a diving header...

  • 56'

    Shearer goes in late on Husin but escapes without a booking

  • 55'

    Shearer taps the ball to Jenas on the edge of the D, but his rasping drive is straight down the throat of Reva

  • 54'

    Robert takes, but it's poor and this time Ghioane clears his lines

  • 53'

    Free-kick, Robert takes and Ghioane knocks behind for a corner

  • 53'

    Robert tries a shot from 25 yards but fires just wide

  • 52'

    It's Robert again but straight into the hands of Reva

  • 51'

    Ameobi crosses from the right and Dmytrulin heads behind for a corner

  • 50'

    Griffin does well and wins the corner. Robert delivers from the right, but Reva punches away

  • 49'

    José Javier Losantos Omar is the new referee

  • 48'

    There was some uncertainty over a throw-in, but Kiev pressed on and Shatskikh was clinical with his finish. Now it's hard for Newcastle

  • 47'


  • 47'

    Kiev break forward - Peev feeds the ball through to Shatskikh in the box...

  • 48'

    The referee, Juan Antonio Fernandez Marin, is also injured so has to be replaced

  • 47'

    Another injury for Newcastle - Olivier Bernard has to replace Andrew O'Brien

  • 46'

    Kiev kick-off

  • 45'

    But the mathematics are simple - Newcastle simply must win this game. Join us for the second period

  • 45'

    Kiev got off to a good start but Newcastle were bar far the better side. They may rue failing to graba goal durnig the period on extended pressure on Reva's goal

  • 45'

    And there goes the half-time whistle

  • 45'

    Robert from the right this time, Reva flaps a bit but a defender hacks clear

  • 45'

    This time Solano delivers from the left and Dabizas' header takes a deflection. Corner again

  • 45'

    Robert delivers from the right and Reva has to palm the ball behind for another corner

  • 45'

    One minute to be added

  • 44'

    Ameobi wins a corner off Ghioane

  • 43'

    Newcastle will want half-time here, Sir Bobby Robson needs to get his team pumped up again

  • 42'

    Robert tries to get past Gavrancic but again loses out

  • 41'

    Dabizas catches Leko late. Free-kick

  • 40'

    The crowd's gone very quite, maybe the nerves are getting to them as the scoreline remains blank

  • 39'

    Free-kick to Newcaste. Solano takes and Ameobi just wins the header only for Leko to hook the ball to safety

  • 38'

    Kiev seem to have weathered the storm... so far

  • 37'

    El Kaddouri crosses from the left and Shatskikh just gets his head to the ball but can't direct it on target. Goal kick

  • 36'

    Griffin is fouled by Peev deep in the Magpies' half. Free-kick

  • 34'

    ...but Dabizas' header is straight at Reva who gathers at the second attempt. Newcastle are getting closer

  • 34'

    Robert takes the free-kick and Dabizas ghosts in to win the header...

  • 33'

    El Kaddouri gets treatment for a knock

  • 32'

    Robert tries to get past Leko and goes down rather theatrically, but still gets the free-kick

  • 31'

    Speed crosses from the left and Ameobi gets the flick on only for Husin to head clear

  • 30'

    Hughes breaks forward, he has options left and right but opts to push on. Hughes eventually goes for the shot which heads for row Z. A poor choice

  • 29'

    Dabizas' first action is to foul Leko

  • 29'

    A change for Newcastle. Nikos Dabizas replaces Titus Bramble, who we understand has a hamstring injury

  • 28'

    Shearer nods the ball on for Ameobi, but Ameobi holds back Gavrancic and it's a Kiev free-kick

  • 27'

    Nikos Dabizas is preparing to enter the fray

  • 27'

    Newcastle starting to take control of this game now, looking good for a goal

  • 26'

    ...but the ball rolls inches wide of the right-hand post from Ameobi's shot. That looked to be going in, unlucky for Ameobi

  • 25'

    Robert, Ameobi and Solano link up superby. Solano dinks a ball through the centre for Ameobi - he gets his toe to the ball and it could be the lead...

  • 24'

    ...but Ameobi only manages to hit a defender and the ball goes behind for a corner. The England Under-21 international should have done better after such a great ball from Robert

  • 23'

    Robert does brilliantly to skip past two challenges. He crosses to the back stick for Ameobi...

  • 22'

    Robert floats in the free-kick but the ball goes straight out for a goal kick. Poor again from the French winger

  • 21'

    Peev pushes Shearer in the back. Free-kick, and a chance for Robert to deliver

  • 20'

    Dmytrulin hits the free-kick from 20 yards out but fails to clear the wall

  • 19'

    Dmytrulin feeds the ball through to Shatskikh but the flag goes up for offside. But the referee brings back the play for a foul by Bramble on Dmytrulin just as he made the pass

  • 18'

    Solano is brought down by Leko. Free-kick

  • 17'

    Hughes plays a cross in from the right to Ameobi only for Reva to rise and clutch the ball from the air

  • 16'

    Up the other end now, and Leko fires a shot from the edge of the D woefully wide

  • 15'

    .....the ball spins agonisingly wide of the left-hand post. Inches away from the opening goal

  • 14'

    Free-kick to Newcastle. Solano floats the ball in from the right and Speed gets his boot on the end of it....

  • 13'

    Jenas tries an effort from distance but fires well wide

  • 12'

    Robert breaks forward with space to run into, but his final ball towards Shearer is disappointing and Kiev clear

  • 11'

    Robert has been very poor in the early stages. Newcastle need their big stars to shine tonight

  • 10'

    Husin pushes Shearer from behind in the centre of the park. Free-kick

  • 9'

    Update: Juventus 1-0 Feyenoord

  • 8'

    An even start at St James' Park

  • 7'

    Foul throw from Hughes hands the ball to Kiev

  • 6'

    Ameobi sends Peev crashing to the floor and gets a talking to from the referee

  • 5'

    The corner comes in and there's uncertainty from the Kiev backline, but no Newcastle man can get on the end of Solano's ball

  • 4'

    ...Ameobi goes for the header and wins the corner off Ghioane

  • 3'

    Shearer does well in the box to hold off a defender. He plays the ball to the edge of the box for Robert who swings in the cross..

  • 3'

    A good start from Kiev. Peev crosses from the left towards Shatskikh but the flag goes up for offside

  • 3'

    ...but El Kaddouri, the Moroccan striker, drags his shot wide of the right-hand post

  • 2'

    El Kaddouri shows some great skill, links up with Shatskikh and takes the return ball for the shot...

  • 1'

    Newcastle get the game underway


    Kiev sprang a major surprise by naming dangerman Florin Cernat, who Sir Bobby Robson had man-marked at the Olympic Stadium, on the bench in one of four changes to the side which won that game 2-0. Yuriy Dmytrulin, Valentin Belkevich, Badr El Kaddouri and Goran Gavrancic all win recalls.


    Kieron Dyer, who has missed the last two games with a back injury, is named only among the substitutes - but Nolberto Solano shakes off an ankle knock. Titus Bramble, who impressed against Juventus in the absence of the suspended Nikos Dabizas, retained his place.



    Another must-win night for the Magpies as they bid to salvage their hopes of reaching Phase Two. Join us at 19.45 GMT.